Stochastic Processes in Electrochemistry

Pradyumna S. Singh, Serge G. Lemay*

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Stochastic behavior becomes an increasingly dominant characteristic of electrochemical systems as we probe them on the smallest scales. Advances in the tools and techniques of nanoelectrochemistry dictate that stochastic phenomena will become more widely manifest in the future. In this Perspective, we outline the conceptual tools that are required to analyze and understand this behavior. We draw on examples from several specific electrochemical systems where important information is encoded in, and can be derived from, apparently random signals. This Perspective attempts to serve as an accessible introduction to understanding stochastic phenomena in electrochemical systems and outlines why they cannot be understood with conventional macroscopic descriptions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5017-5027
Number of pages11
JournalAnalytical chemistry
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 17 May 2016


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